First up: THE SUN!
Holy crap are the pictures amazing.
click here to see the set.
I can’t recall right now how many terabytes worth of video this new observatory is capturing, but they are some of the most amazing photos to date. Imagine seeing the sun in HD. Yeah, it’s that cool!
Next: Volcano pictures – specifically Iceland’s volcano Eyjafjallajokull (bonus points for anyone who can say it without looking it up first).
This article shows some amazing photos of what has been occurring – both the science as well as the modern day travel catastrophe. The pictures are stunning and shocking as well.
And because the above lightening picture amazed me. Check out National Geographic site for some more.
And some more.
You see, this is actually a different kind of lightning recently well documented in Alaska. They suggest that it is more of a long spark than lightning – a spark caused by static in the silt contained in the cloud of the volcanic ash. The photos are gorgeous.
Lastly – check out the video of an octopus versus a sea lion.